Â· Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sunday, Oct. 6, 1974 FAYETTEV1LLE, ARKANSAS Silo Singing Appears To Be Headed For A Comeback MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Silo singing, once a popular past- lime with farmhands, is making a comeback. All you need is a hoomsch- wagle, a washboard, a guitar Appeal Pondered LITTLE HOCK (AP) -- Silas Brewer Jr., an attorney who filed a complaint challenging the use of state turnback funds to support the Association of Arkansas Comities, says he has not decided whether to appeal a dismissal decision on the com- plainl. Brewer said he may appeal :o the stale Supreme Court or lie may refile the complaint using another plaintiff. Pulaski County Chancellor Barrel Hickman told Brewer and Joe Bell, the attorney for [he association, that he planned to dismiss the complaint. and a grain silo to practice this folk art. lint some modern-day performers prefer pianos, too, and that's a problem. Sponsors of the World Dairy Expo here decided to feature the losl arl of silo singing, and invited individuals and groups to compete in what they billed as the first International Silo Singers Competition. It is believed to date back to around 1900. when the first grain silos started to appear. Farmers soon discovered the unusual sound effects created wh'en talking, or better yet, singing, while working inside the 30-to '10-foot high, cylindrical storage buildings. But with the arrival of giant silos and mechanical unloaders, silo singing went the way of olhcr losl folk arts. Then came Dick Arnold of East Lansing, Mich., who says he rediscovered silo singing while touring Midwestern conn- ly fail's and Is now attempting to revive interest in It. Ho founded a group called Silo Singers International and scheduled competition at the dairy convention this week. It was easy enough to accommodate the boomschwagle, a long slick adorned with cymbals, a, tambourine and other muse-makers, in the silo. The guitars and washboards were no problem cither. But many modern day silo- singers said they preferred piano accompaniment Thus, much of the singing here was on a stage in a building near the silos erected for the exposition. "We had some people who played banjo and guitar who sang in the silo," said Robert Swan, a music specialist who was chairman of the competition. "But we had a little problem with groups that need a piano, so they performed outside." What's It liko to sing In the silo? "It really gives a ringing effect," said Swan. "It's like Kinging in an extremely larger shower. The sound really bounces around." Free Education TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The shah of Iran said today his country's "unprecedented" eco noinic situation means Iranians now can enjoy free education from kindergarten through college. But he warned young Iranian doctors against working abroad because they are "badlj needed at home." As many as 20.000 Iranians are report cc working as doctors in the United States alone. Texarkana Police Face Hearing DICKSON, Tcun. (AP) -Two Texarkana, Ark., policemen nml an Indiana couplo face a hcariny Nov. 2 on charges of lolonious nssmill in connection with a sliooling incident. ' Asst. Dist. Ally, Kenneth Atkins said those charged wcro Cnpl. Bonny Sewcll and Sgt. Gary Owen of Texarkana and James Riddle and Kalhorina Smith of Indianapolis. All were freed on $3.000 bond. Riddle, who Ls Mack, nccused the Arkansas policemen of harassing him and his while companion and of shooting nt his car as they drove along Inter- slate 40 Tuesday afternoon. Tennessee authorities .said Ihey confiscated pistols from Scwcl, Owen and Riddle. Alkins said a bullet had been fired into Hie t r u n k of Mrs. -Smith's car, which was being driven by Riddle. Old Bridge To Come Down A familiar sight -- and hazard --Â· to motorists on t h e Jit. Comfort Road near Wheeler, this county bridge dead-ending in a solid lime- stone bluff is scheduled for removal to make way for a new structure. The new bridge, third at the site, will join the road just upstream, eliminating the right-angle turn at the bluff. (TIMESpho- lo by Ken Good) Coast Guard Rescue Teams Aided By Choppers ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) -- Mike Allison looks at the world through the window of a helicopter. He is a flight mechanic for the Coast Guard search- and-rescue team based in Astoria. ^During a routine flight along tlie Oregon coast recently, Allison was looking down at the ocean, hoping to spot a whale. '"Hey! I. see something down there," Allison told the pilot through his headphones. "Looks like a guy waving." Â·?Come on, Allison. You can't see a guy waving from 2,000 feet,"' said co-pilot Terry Hpb- erison. "You're not even using the binoculars." -The radioman chimed in, "You seeing sea g u l l s down there again, Allison?" "Really," Allison insisted. "I see a guy in the water and he isn't in a 'bcuit." "Okay," said Robertson. 'We'll make a lazy circle and have a look." Allison. 22. was not seeing sea gulls. Below was Charles Machan, clinging to what remained of his fishing boat. An hour earlier, the bow of the 21-foot boat split suddenly and the bilge filled with water. Machan, 33, of Lincoln City, had no radio aboard to call for help. He grabbed some floats as the boat sank. Machan knew he could not last long in the chilly water. He 'facts On Futures By WYL1E PARKER And LAVEHNE HOLIFIEU) A G . EDWARDS AND SONS INC , Almost every passing day brings new erosion in the estimated level of world wheat production for the current crop yeiir and strengthens the belief that there might still he some firÂ£ left in the wheat market. T^he degree of farmer selling which appears on bulges, however, has tended to keep the market from any significant strength. The market continues in what must be called a very unusual trading rarrge. Corn has been able to withstand damage from the recent frosts better than soybeans but concern over quality problems are being heard. The storability of a corn crop can, on occasion, be as important to the price structure as its size. This year could be such a year. If quality problems are severe, the cfjsh price structure could be weak while the futures would he under less pressure but still pressure from hedging. PART O F t h e c u r r e n t strength can be attributed to demand for q u a l i t y old crop corn still held by farmers. As delivery approached, there would he few deliveries because of the shortage of finality corn and many longs wanting delivery. We cautioned against trading on'.the basis of this "delivery squeeze" possibility loo far in advance of first notice day, but it is a situation which could be an important feature of the corn market this year. Because of the uncertainty over the quantity and quality of the cro'p, the market will probably continue to mark time until the situation becomes more clear. The soybean complex is not without quality concerns of its own. The recent frosts have impaired the oil yield and oil quality in damaged soybeans. Thij in combination with a relatively noor profit outlook on soybean crushing in the coming season could result in large purchases of oil futures to insure supplies of quality oil, ginijlar to the corn situation. The same caution applies in the oil picture. FARRIERS WILL be tight h o l d e r s of soybeans this fall and the processors may tend to let them hold rather than pay high prices to get soybeans. Interest rates still play a major role in Lhe soybean complex participant strategies. As long as they stay high there will be a rcluclance to b u i l d inventories at the commercial level. Users will tend to be hand to mouth. The soybean meai market has been lackluster and the main reason why the crushing profit outlook is poor. This situation projects to continue into the fall so that the industry m u s t "crush for oil." October will see the start of Peruvian f i s h i n g and the catch is expected to be very good. Soybeans and soybean oil appear to have upside potential, more than cither corn or wheat. However, the quality problems in soybeans and other factors could bring periodic weakness. A bullish posture on these markets is warranted, however. As in corn, much of the bn case can be made on the shortage of quality product rather than a shortage of the entire product supply. THE HOGS and pigs report was bullish in tis long run implications, while the numbers were in the area of general expectation. It does indicate tight supplies next year. In the short run, hog slaughter will run higher than the report might suggest. This should tend to weigh on cash prices. Dressed beef prices have been extremely week, reflecting consumer apathy toward beef at the retail level. Technically, however, the cattle futures m a r k e t is showing strength as packers are looking at the October and December futures and seeing an attractive alternative to cash purchases. This strength could carry the market higher a while longer, in spile of retail problems. The hog market also shows technical strength but the trading is very unexciting. Bellies have already broken into new high ground at the futures level. tept checking the time on his yalch. He decided he was top 'ar out to swim for shore. Finally, he heard the whop-whop of the helicopter's rotor blades. FEARED DEATH "I waved and yelled, but I thought they'd never see me." IB . said. "I feared it was all over. Then they turned around and came back." On board the helicopter, Allison rolled back the big side door, manned his rescue post- ion and spoke into his intercom. "Basket going down. Bas- et on the surface. Man getting n basket. Raising the basket. \Ian and basket on board." Three minutes after spotting him in the water, Allison was vrapping a blanket around Miiclmn and putting him under he healer. Machan's lips were line. His whole body was -rembling. Robertson, 25, radioed ahead .0 Newport to have an ambu- ance standing by. Machan was Â·ushed to the hospital. Doctors looked him over and prescribed a hot bath. "It's hard to expbin the good 'eeling I had bringing this guy to safety," Allison said. Robertson agreed. "The funny thing was we weren't supposed to be on a rescue mission." he said. "We just happened on the guy while we were taking some spare boat parts to Newport. It was a Saturday morning. The night before I tried to talk the operations officer out of having us make the run. Nobody wants to make a routine run on the weekend. But "afterward I was happy we went." Admittedly, a n e p i s o d e sprinkled with such coincidence is rare for the Coast Guard. But search-and-rescuc (SAR) crews see plenty of action every week. 3,000 RESCUED Last year the Coast Guard answered more than fvj.OOl) calls for assistance and saved nearly .1,000 lives. Mike Allison. Terry Robertson and their 80 teammates at Astoria contributed substantially to that record. They ran 220 SAR missions, Â·curing 420 miles of rugged coastline from Canada to the California border. They evacuated heart attack victims f r o m fishing vessels hundreds of miles offshore. They rescued teen-agers stranded after their kayaks had capsized. They risked crashing into high cliffs in storm winds to snatch injured people from ris ing tides. Like other Coast Guard stations around the country, their busiest season is the three- month period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. With an estimated eight million pleasure -boats in the nation, the typical SAR operation no longer involves a freighter at the mercy of angry winter seas. To support their mission, crews at Astoria operate n sophisticated communications network. They maintain contact with harbor authorities, police agencies and a team of doctors with the U.S. Public Health Service in Seattle. By radio, the doctors advise rescue crews during medical evacuations. OPEN DAILY 9-9; SUNDAY CLOSED m Â· * Monday | Tuesday K mart Blasts Rising Prices with these Fantastic Discounts BOYS'BOLD SPORT SHIRT BONANZA Our Reg. 3.28-3.97 FOR Z Days Only a. Reg. 3.97 Cotton flannel plaid shirt. Boys'sizes. Polyester/cotton. Al! in boys'sizes. MEN'S LONG SLEEVE SWEATSHIRTS Reg.4.65 3 64 2 Days Long sleeved swea(shirts in easy-care cotton, solids. Mens sizes. 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